DIY Card Ideas – Teacher’s Day Edition

Our teachers have done an amazing job since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak and you have to admit – they do deserve a medal for all their continuous hard work! With Teacher’s Day around the corner, what better way to show our gratitude for our lovely teachers and educators than with handmade cards by you. In today’s blog post, we have 6 easy DIY card ideas that go hand in hand with our photo printing services!

Quilled Cards

Nothing says thank you like quilled cards, because not only are they greeting cards, they’re beautiful works of art too!

Not familiar with what a quilled card is? It is a form of craft that uses thin stripes of paper that are rolled, shaped, and then glued together to create a beautiful 3D designs on cards, canvases and more. It is inexpensive to craft and so much easier than it looks! All you need is stripes of paper and glue to make cards that are both elegant to look at as well as stunning in design. Making a quilled card is a great way to show your appreciation to your teachers.

For more detailed instructions, check out this crash course on paper quiling!

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Teacher Appreciation Scrapbook

Want to make your favourite teacher a sincere thank you card but don’t know where to start?  Take your Teachers’ Day card up a notch and gift them a scrapbook filled with memories and heartfelt words of appreciation. It will serve as a sweet reminder of why what they do is worth it.

The most important element of any scrapbook are of course, photos. Here at Print For Fun, we’ve got your needs covered with our superb photo printing services! We offer a variety of print sizes perfect for scrapbooking like, Small Vintages, Small Squares, Smallies, 2Rs and Stickers! Feel free to experiment with colourful layers, photo layouts and embellishments. Regardless of how it turns out, your teachers are sure to love them. 

If you are struggling to come up with ideas for your scrapbook, visit our DIY scrapbook blog.

Easy Paper Embroidery Card

Embroidery is making a come-back as the trendy “new” craft, so why not try paper embroidering your cards to elevate your handwritten words? This is an easy-to-do project to take along with you when you are on the go or just for those moments in between.

Paper embroidery or paper stitching is the craft of pricking and stitching designs onto a card with an embroidery thread , which is an excellent way of adding that personal touch. We highly encourage you to stretch the limits of your imagination and stitch your own unique designs that your teacher will definitely treasure! Don’t be afraid to step up your DIY cards with hand embroidery that go big on texture, pops of color, and charm. 

Need further instruction? Check out this embroidered greeting card blog.

One Stitch Forward — thread & whisk
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Mini Messages Cards

The name is what it implies – mini envelopes containing messages adhered to a card stock base. Great for reminding teachers who have shaped our learning that we are thankful for them. It also serves an an element of surprise, for the teacher wouldn’t know what each envelopes holds.

Likewise, you can add as many envelope slots as you want to hold small photos, notes and sentiments for your teacher. Perfect for when you need a group card to hold a large number of messages from your classmates, or as a little memento filled with photos of your class with your teacher!

Not sure what photos to print? Check out our Shop for our standard photo sizes and photo printing services!

I Love You - Tiny Envelope Card – Lemon Drop Papers, Inc.

DIY Squash Card

Want to wish your teacher in a brand new style? You could surprise him or her with a DIY Squash card, which can be fully personalised by you. It folds out to reveal lots of space for photos, messages, embellishments, sentiments and whatever you wish to add! We have the perfect Small Square prints which will fit snuggly into the spaces of your squash card.

It is truly unique way for you to convey your personalised messages and display favourite photos of you with your teacher. It’s a small gesture but it shows that you really know them well. Opening the card will sure leave him or her spellbound!

To get started, click on our DIY squash card blog to learn more.

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Marbled Cards

When a teacher goes above and beyond for you, it warrants more than just a plain “thank you” note. Jazz up your blank cards with paper marbling! It’s a fun and easy way to create beautiful, luxe patterns on your cards that will wow your teachers!

The only materials you need are foam (not gel) shaving cream, watercolour paint and a few sheets of card stock paper. It is as simple as swirling paint into a layer of shaving cream, creating a design that you like and then dipping your paper in. It might get a bit messy, but the result is nothing short of amazing.

Craft these card designs any way you want with photos and embellishments. If you’re looking to print photos then look no further! Print your photos online with our photo printing services at Print For Fun.

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No matter what type of cards you choose to give, your teachers will be sure to cherish them. They know you’ve poured so much effort and thought into showing your gratitude appreciation for them. What’s most important is that it comes from the bottom of your heart. We hope you find these card ideas useful!

The Print For Fun Team would like to wish all teachers and educators out there a very Happy Teachers’ Day!

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